The RYA Powerboat Level 2 course is essential for anyone wishing to enjoy leisure time on powerboats, those wishing to help out at sailing clubs and other work requirements.  We will introduce you to basic boat handling and safety, progressing to more advanced manoeuvres and seamanship skills.  The 2 day course is spent almost entirely on the water with practical exercises backed by relevant theory sessions.  The syllabus includes boat handling in confined spaces, picking up moorings, anchoring, coming alongside, as well as high speed manoeuvres involving emergency stops and man over board.

The course teaches you how to be a courteous driver (always appreciated by other water users) and ultimately the skilful manoeuvres required for safe boat handling.  

The added bonus of completing your Powerboat Course at Tighnabruaich is the opportunity to observe at close quarters the stunning scenery and wildlife abundant in the area.

On completion of the course you will qualify for the International Certificate of Competence (issued by the RYA), useful for those travelling abroad.  Using the latest Humber Destroyer 6 metre RIB with an Evinrude E-TEC 90hp engine, it goes without saying that you will enjoy our powerboating courses on the Kyles of Bute - we have yet to disappoint! Course fee includes RYA handbook.

2020 Dates and Prices

  • 4/5 April

  • 2/3 May

  • 30/31 May

  • 15/16 August

  • £245 (2 day course)

No previous experience required. Must be 12 years +


2 day safety boat course


  • RYA Powerboat Level 2 cert.

  • 16 years +

This course is essential for anyone involved with water based clubs or events across all disciplines and aims to teach you the appropriate response in rescue situations with carefully constructed scenarios on the water using a variety of crafts.

Contact us for further information and booking.


There is a variety of accommodation choices at Carry Farm to suit all budgets.

Our purpose built bunkhouse provides simple, quality accommodation for up to 10 people in three dormitories.  Complete with everything you need for self-catering, plenty of hot water and access to washing machine and tumble dryer, you can be confident you will be comfortable during your stay.


Carry Farm lodges provide private, spacious and very comfortable accommodation for you to enjoy whilst sailing.  Overlooking the bay, they are the ideal choice if you would like to bring family or friends and extend your stay over a long weekend.


Camping at Carry Farm is very special with tents pitched by the shore overlooking our sailing area. This is wild camping at its best, with toilet, shower and laundry facilities a few minutes walk up the track. To keep the place nice and quiet, we limit the number of tents we take, so please be in touch if you would like to reserve a pitch.